|The American Triangles in bold,|
The Bermuda triangle, centre.
The first thing I noticed about the North American people is that they tend to do everything the opposite way as us, on purpose. We use the metric system, they use the imperial system. We drive on the left side of the road, they ride on the wrong (right) side of the road. Even the steering wheel is manufactured wrongly. Since everyone drives wrong, the double negation somehow results in neutral safe roads. When everyone plays cricket or football, they play their own "football" which has nothing to do with the foot or the ball, just a bunch of people wrestling on a big field. When we go to sleep, they wake up to work and when we go to work, they go to sleep. With a low population density and an absence of manual labour, They lack the people to do most jobs and hence import people from other countries like Mexico, China and India. A lack of bus/train drivers has forced a poor public transport system resulting in everyone driving their own cars. A lack of handymen makes people rely more on machines. Since life is so precious, everyone (including little children) gets to carry a gun to protect himself. The lack of parents makes children grow up by themselves, often turning into thugs. There aren't enough people to put spices in the food, and hence the food there is tasteless (or at least that is what I think is the reason why food sucks). Montreal is one of the cities I visited in NA and it deserves a long mention in my blog.
|Underground City, Montreal|
|Baby meerkats coming out of their|
In Montreal, they have a rule saying exactly 1% of the budget for every building that is constructed should be spent on art. The result of the rule can be clearly seen in the following images.
One can see art everywhere almost everywhere, inside the buildings, on buildings, in front of buildings, as support for buildings, in metro stations. Montrealites are so obsessed with art that when a piece of the Berlin wall that was gifted to Canada in 1990, it was found
- Kashyap Puranik, combining facts and fiction since 2008.